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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Marine Debris Survey Manual.
Author Ribic, C. A. ; Dixon, T. R. ; Vining, I. ; Duke., M. ;
CORP Author Washington Univ., Seattle.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.;National Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, MD.
Publisher Oct 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number NMFS-52ABNF-0-00071; EPA/600/8-91/204;
Stock Number PB92-103456
Additional Subjects Ocean waste disposal ; Litter ; Water pollution effects ; Manuals ; Environmental surveys ; Land pollution ; Research and development ; Beaches ; Aerial surveys ; Water pollution sources ; Hazards ; Environmental effects ; Regional analysis ; Management planning ; Quality assurance ; Field tests ; Trawling ; Monitoring ; Marine debris
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-103456 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/24/1992
Collation 165p
Over the last several years, concern has increased about the amount of man-made materials lost or discarded at sea and the potential impacts to the environment. The scope of the problem depends on the amounts and types of debris. One problem is making a regional comparison of debris is the lack of a standard methodology. The objective of this manual is to discuss designs and methodologies for assessment studies of marine debris. This manual has been written for managers, researchers, and others who are just entering this area of study and who seek guidance in designing marine debris surveys. Active researchers will be able to use this manual along with applicable references herein as a source for design improvement. To this end, the authors have reviewed and synthesized survey techniques that have been used in the past for assessing marine debris, such as sighting surveys, beach surveys, and trawl surveys, and have considered new methods (e.g., aerial photography). All techniques have been put into a general survey planning framework to assist in developing different marine debris surveys.